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Emergency Medical Services Specialist (BP/EP) Occupational Certificate

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

The EMS Certificate provides enhanced entry-level job training for employment in a Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulance service and the EMS ride-along experience requirements for persons interested in entering a paramedic program. Included in the program is an 80 hour ride-along clinical with Metro Ambulance Services. Areas covered are special transportation training, an ambulance service operations and run simulation course, behind-the-wheel emergency driving course, proper lifting techniques plus interpersonal communication skills that paramedic schools and employers are seeking. Cleared criminal background check and completed TB skin test required.

Award Outcomes

Demonstrate his/her role and responsibilities as a member of the emergency medical team.

Apply emergency medical safety principles in the work place.

Apply critical thinking skills in care management.

Assess patient for traumatic injuries.

Assess patient for medical illnesses.

Demonstrate clear oral communications.

Exhibit personal, professional and academic ethics.

Apply quality improvement concepts.

Classify patient conditions for treatments needed.

Demonstrate effective treatment skills.

Demonstrate safe transport of patients.

Demonstrate skills for the National Registry of EMT’s.

Career Opportunities

The EMS Certificate prepare and enhances a person`s job opportunities for work as an EMT in a BLS medical transportation service or in a ALS service that combines EMT`s and paramedics. The certificate meets several prerequisites in course work and the ride-along ambulance experience required for entry into paramedic programs.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 25 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
EMSV1000Introduction to EMS Systems

1

EMSV1050Emergency Medical Responder (First Responder)

3

EMSV1070Pediatric Education for Prehospital Providers

1

EMSV1100Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

6

EMSV1105Ambulance Operations

2

EMSV1110Lifting Techniques for Health Professionals

1

EMSV1115Passenger Assistant Technician

1

EMSV1120Ambulance Clinical

2

EMSV1136Understanding EKGs

2

EMSV1146Medical Terminology for EMS/ER Personnel

3

EMSV1190Intravenous (IV) Access

1

EMSV1195International Trauma Life Support (ITLS)

1

EMSV1225Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) for EMT

1

General Education Required 3 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

or

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Occupational Certificate Credits 28

Semester Sequence

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
EMSV1000Introduction to EMS Systems

1

EMSV1050Emergency Medical Responder (First Responder)

3

EMSV1146Medical Terminology for EMS/ER Personnel

3

 

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

or

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

Total Credits  10

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
EMSV1100Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

6

EMSV1110Lifting Techniques for Health Professionals

1

EMSV1115Passenger Assistant Technician

1

EMSV1190Intravenous (IV) Access

1

Total Credits  9

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
EMSV1070Pediatric Education for Prehospital Providers

1

Fall BPC or Spring EPC

EMSV1105Ambulance Operations

2

Fall EPC or Spring BPC

EMSV1120Ambulance Clinical

2

EMSV1136Understanding EKGs

2

EMSV1195International Trauma Life Support (ITLS)

1

Fall EPC or Spring BPC

EMSV1225Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) for EMT

1

Fall EPC or Spring BPC

Total Credits  9

Graduation (28 Credits)

Students must clear a criminal background study during the 1st Semester.  Students must complete a mantoux TB skin test during the 1st Semester.

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.


6/5/2018 : BP 7208 / EP 7206